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Arvind Panagariya
Columbia University
Arvind Panagariya is currently a Professor of Economics and Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and at Columbia University. Prior to this, he served as the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, the policy think tank of the Government of India. In the past, he has been the Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Professor of Economics and Co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park. He has also worked with the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. Panagariya has written or edited ten books, most recently India: the Emerging Giant (Oxford). He is an editor of the India Policy Forum, a a journal co-founded by the Brookings Institution, Washington DC and the National Council on Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Policy Reform, which he edited with Dani Rodrik during 1996-2001.

Articles By Arvind Panagariya
What voters reward: Evidence from the 2009 Indian parliamentary elections
Posted On: 12 May 2014

Topics:   Finance
Tags:   democracy

Do voters care about economic outcomes? This column analyses the 2009 parliamentary elections in India and finds that voters favoured parties that delivered high growth in their states and rejected those that did not. It also finds that voters preferred candidates who had served in the parliament before, were wealthy, educated, and affiliated with a large party.
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